As you might have heard, Senator John McCain has supposedly suspended his Presidential campaign in order to head back to Washington to handle the budget crisis that has befallen the country. The same crisis that had befallen the country last week. But now that he's down in the polls and has a debate coming up where he could get his ass handed to him, it seems like a really good reason to call a "Time-out" and deal with the future of the country.
"I am calling on the president to convene a meeting with the leadership from both houses of Congress, including Senator Obama and myself," McCain told reporters in New York. "It is time for both parties to come together to solve this problem."
Really. Now it's time? Last week when people were crying and losing their proverbial shit, that wasn't the time. With the government talking about going straight socialist on everyone's ass, that wasn't the time either? Oh, but when polls now show Obama with a 53 percent lead over McCain's 39 percent, Now Everything Must Stop. Stop I say. Seriously - Get With the Stopping Already.
McCain is playing a very strange game in this 2008 Election. His campaign strategists are keeping everyone on their toes. First with the Sarah Palin pick (insulting to women but some how a pick-me-up for the campaign). Next, the outrageous attempt to try and tie Obama with Franklin Raines, and now the cancellation of one of the most anticipated debates in recent history, because all of a sudden he has to get back to Washington?
Americans should say Hell No to this supposed emergency cancellation.
This is a great ploy to make it seem that McCain is more about country than campaigning, and maybe this would have been reasonable last week. This isn't a coincidence: the polls and the stop request. Imagine in a heavy weight boxing fight one of the contenders asking for a break because of some medical issues that he had been dealing with before the fight, that he knew about - but now that he's been punched in the face a few times and is losing on the score cards, he wants a break.
Thats not how this works, McCain.
He knows this isn't how it works. But it's a great strategy. Obama either goes along with this, McCain looks like a leader in crossing lines to stop crisis and slows down the Obama momentum or Obama says "Go fuck yourself!" The McCain campaign says that Obama doesn't care about the country. He's more concerned with winning an election than protecting our future.
Nice work McCain. You're really showing me, and a lot of Americans what we don't want in the White House. There are only but so many tricks that can be pulled out of the bag before people start freaking out. Eventually the tricks will get old (cough, Palin, cough) and you'll be standing there wondering what happened.
I WANT A FLONKIN' DEBATE.